Rendering of 4442 Ridge Avenue. Credit: HDO Architecture.

Work Underway at 4442 Ridge Avenue in East Falls, Northwest Philadelphia

Work is underway on 4442 Ridge Avenue, a 136-unit mixed-use development located in East FallsNorthwest Philadelphia. YIMBY first shared the development with readers in January, when permits were issued for the building’s construction. Designed by HDO Architecture, the 174,544-square-foot structure will rise six stories tall, with a commercial space on the ground floor fronting Ridge Avenue. Parking will also be situated on the ground floor with additional spaces to be situated underground.

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Rendering of 2331-33 East York Street via Nochumson P.C.

Rendering Revealed for Four-Unit Building at 2331-33 East York Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington

A rendering has been revealed for a mixed-use development at 2331-33 East York Street in Olde Richmond, Kensington. Upon completion, the building will rise three stories tall, matching the height of its prewar neighbors. A restaurant will be located on the ground floor, with four residential units above. The structure recently obtained a variance necessary for its construction.

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2400-04 Frankford Avenue. Credit: CANNOdesign

Renderings Revealed for 2400-04 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown

Rendering have been revealed for a 16-unit mixed-use development at 2400-04 Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, Kensington. Designed by Canno Design and developed by Khosla Properties, the new building will rise four stories tall, with a retail space on the ground floor and residential units above. The building will boast a stately exterior, comprised entirely of gray brick. Throughout the façade, rows and columns of bricks project forward, creating a unique texture on the building. The southeast corner of the building will be rounded, creating a fluid look that will accentuate the intersection.

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Rendering of The Soleil. Credit: The Soleil.

The Soleil Condo-Hotel Resort Receives Approval in Ocean City, NJ

The Ocean City, NJ municipal government has approved The Soleil, a six-story, 111-unit condo-hotel resort development at 1101 Ocean Avenue that will be the city’s largest project in the works for many years. The city is situated in the far reaches of the Philadelphia metropolitan area on the Jersey shore, and is a popular tourist destination. A swimming pool, as well as a cafe/deli will also be incorporated with the building. A structured parking garage will be available for The Soleil, as well as the neighboring Flanders Hotel, one of the city’s tallest buildings.

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Comcast Technology Center lantern testing from Pennsauken. Photo by Thomas Koloski

Looking Back At The Testing Of The Lantern On The Comcast Technology Center

The Comcast Technology Center at 1800 Arch Street in Center City was completed on August 12, 2019, when the hotel portion officially opened, becoming the tallest skyscraper in Philadelphia. The tower stands 1,121 feet and 60 stories tall, with a central concrete core and steel floor plates. The skyscraper was designed by Foster and Partners, which has designed several buildings that features metal highlights and bright lighting features, and developed by Liberty Property Trust, which used to be known as Rouse and Associates when Willard G. Rouse III ran the company before his death. Today YIMBY looks at the process of testing the lighting at the building’s lantern around the time of its completion.

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